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PALO ALTO ISSUES

New parking initiatives set to roll out in downtown

Palo Alto's newest parking-permit program is expected to bring a measure of relief to downtown residents who have seen their...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by @Downtown resident, on Aug 17, 2015 at 8:53 pm | 5 comments | 4628 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to firm up rules for shaky buildings

When the Big One hits and the earth starts to rumble, you probably don't want to find yourself in the fitting room of Nordstrom's...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by Esther, on Aug 17, 2015 at 7:10 pm | 11 comments | 6212 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Can vehicle traffic ever be controlled, or made 'sustainable'?

Joseph Kott, who resigned as Palo Alto's chief transportation official a decade ago, is taking a broader view these days...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by Marie, on Aug 17, 2015 at 6:31 pm | 31 comments | 5371 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shop Talk: Anthropologie moves and more

In this week's retail news, Palo Alto's Goodwill store gets a face-lift while downtown's Anthropologie makes the move to...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2015
Last comment by So long, goodbye, on Aug 17, 2015 at 6:06 pm | 10 comments | 7083 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District deploys specialists for Common Core transition

As new Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards materials, practices and assessments continue to...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by C'est Fou, on Aug 17, 2015 at 11:49 am | 14 comments | 6827 Views

AROUND TOWN

Saturday to be hottest day in Bay Area in three-day warm-up

Temperatures will rise starting Friday and continue through this weekend in the Bay Area, according to the National Weather...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Aug 17, 2015 at 1:32 am | 11 comments | 3723 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Smoke from fires coming down peninsula

Smoke from the massive wildfires in In Northern California is now reaching the Bay Area, prompting an alert from public officials...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2015
Last comment by Teacher, on Aug 16, 2015 at 8:12 am | 13 comments | 8063 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Google restructures under new name: Alphabet

Google announced a major shakeup this week as company founders announced the creation of a new overarching firm called Alphabet...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2015
Last comment by GarySchroeder, on Aug 16, 2015 at 4:06 am | 7 comments | 2527 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents challenge membership of new citizen panel

A citizens committee that is helping to revise Palo Alto's land-use vision already has 20 members, including former planning...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Aug 16, 2015 at 1:33 am | 103 comments | 7612 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Who's paying for the Georgia/Gunn Bike Path re-landscaping?

The weekend before school starts, the bike path between Georgia and Gunn H.S. is being re-landscaped by removing a center...

Original post made by Anonymous on Aug. 15, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Aug 16, 2015 at 1:29 am | 4 comments | 682 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents disturbed by short-cutting tech buses

A seeming invasion of rumbling commuter buses and large shuttles on Downtown North streets has some neighborhood residents...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by Be Kind PA, on Aug 15, 2015 at 9:49 pm | 41 comments | 7904 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: Summit explores how counties are addressing bike safety

Transportation leaders from government agencies, law enforcement, nonprofit organizations and the public will gather at the...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2015
Last comment by Former Cyclist, on Aug 15, 2015 at 8:43 am | 21 comments | 3388 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford's graduate business school reopens after bomb threat

Police this morning evacuated the area around Stanford University's Graduate School of Business after school officials received...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
There are no comments yet. 4422 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: Palo Alto students film mental health documentary

"Unmasked," a documentary to be released on Aug. 22, is the product of 13 Gunn and Palo Alto high school students' desire...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2015
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Aug 14, 2015 at 8:04 pm | 15 comments | 7466 Views

AROUND TOWN

Visual raptures: Stanford's Windhover Meditation Center opens offers inspiration through art

The recent opening of the Anderson Collection at Stanford, next door to the Cantor Arts Center, attracted a great deal of...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by friend, on Aug 14, 2015 at 7:39 pm | 3 comments | 1333 Views

AROUND TOWN

Recent home sales

Previous sales date back to 1977 in this week's list of local sales. The 1977 sale for $88,500 occurred along Wilkie Way...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2143 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home Front

Find local news and events related to real estate, interior design, home improvement and gardening. This week includes a...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2210 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sales at a glance

A Woodside sale surpasses seven figures this week, coming in at $14.5 million. Read the rest of the real estate numbers below...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1698 Views

AROUND TOWN

Building permits in Palo Alto

Residents around the city are removing, adding and updating their water heaters. Among these listings from July 8 to Aug....

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2363 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bike improvements eyed around Palo Alto high schools

With about two dozen bike projects already in the works in Palo Alto, city officials are preparing to sign off on two more...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by Paly parent, on Aug 14, 2015 at 11:34 am | 31 comments | 8052 Views
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